Since Christie Brinkley was discovered by a photographer when she was studying art in Paris, she has appeared on more than 500-magazine covers worldwide, and been photographed in more than 30 countries, on six continents. Some of her most legendary photographs appeared in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, where she was the first model to appear on the cover for three consecutive years.
In her Social Life interview, being released this Saturday, Christie talks with Lizabeth Zindel about her bucket list, her love for animals, what makes her laugh, and more.
On her bucket list:
“I want to drive across America and sail around Greece and Sicily. I want to see the Aurora Borealis and the icebergs before they disappear. I want to speak fluent Italian and learn to dance hip hop.”
On what makes her laugh:
“My kids and friends, my puppies, music, trying to dance, SNL, Stephen Colbert, and trying to yodel always cracks me up.”
On her love for animals and her work with “Hands Off Our Elephant”
“We were looking for elephants to be in the background of our Sports Illustrated Swimsuit pictures when we suddenly broke through some bushes, and I found myself eye to eye with a surprised and angry mother protecting her baby. She raised her trunk and trumpeted a warning! If I had large ears, I would have flapped them back at her [but] we clapped our car doors to show that we meant business too! We were two moms willing to die to protect our babies. I knew from that day forward I would always love and try to do my part to protect this matriarchal society of loving, intelligent, majestic animals.”
The festive evening will feature tasty hors d’oeuvres and an exclusive champagne lounge and guests will dance the night away while DJ Lee Kalt spins the summer’s best hits. The fête will take place at the Bridgehampton Historical Museum between 6pm to 10pm.
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